Wildlife Research Manager

World Animal Protection

c.£35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 26th February 2020   3 days left

Wildlife Research Manager


Type of Contract: Permanent

Salary: Circa £35,000 per annum

The Role

As a Wildlife Research Manager, you will carry out data analysis using statistical methods to, produce and manage the research projects, including reports, scientific papers, written briefs, data and information for presentations and other forms of communication that underpin wildlife campaigns.

You will provide research expertise and support our global wildlife campaigns. This will involve working closely with the Heads of Research and Animal Welfare to develop and deliver research projects that underpin high profile wildlife campaigns. You will lead on assigned research projects too and provide essential research to achieve a lasting impact for animals.

You will develop effective research-based approaches that will provide the evidence to underpin campaign strategies with high quality information and data. You will conduct desk and field research and your work will inform wildlife campaign strategy, tactics, policies and products/outputs. Whether producing reports, scientific papers, written briefs, data or information for presentations you will play a key role in our success. Important will be the ability to ensure research is delivered on time and within budget.

You will also build relationships and wider networks to support your work, develop tools for campaigns and manage any associated project activity and external engagement.


  • Experienced and highly motivated researcher with a track record of developing and delivering research led approaches to achieve specific outcomes.
  • Worked on other primary evidence gathering and data analysis in a scientific and / or academic environment.
  • Excellent research, statistical and other analytical skills.
  • Competent user of relevant software packages and other data analysis tools.
  • Experience in the operational and tactical delivery of (preferably global) research findings to a high standard.
  • Strong understanding of outreach, research and information gathering processes and techniques as well as being familiar with the operational and tactical delivery of (preferably global) research findings.
  • Good communicator.
  • Knowledge of animal welfare or conservation and environmental issues would be an advantage.

How to Apply

If you want to be part of our dynamic organisation and help us move the world to protect animals then please send us a copy of your CV, salary expectation and cover/motivation letters addressing your skills and experience relative to the role to recruitment@worldanimalprotection.org

Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 26th February

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we will not be acknowledging receipt of your application. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

World Animal Protection is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background.

Who are we?

We are World Animal Protection.

For over 50 years we have moved the world to protect animals.

We protect animals because we believe a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution.

We stop the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment and profit. We protect pets and working animals in communities across the globe. We campaign for better farm animal welfare and fight against factory farming. We also help animals when disaster strikes.

We are determined to influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda and inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. Today we’re working on projects to end animal suffering by helping governments and communities to protect and care for their animals.

Why Work for us?

We move the world to protect animals globally but there are many other reasons to join our organisation. We are a truly global organisation with offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand, UK and USA. We employ over 380 people globally covering campaigns, media, fundraising, operations, finance, administration and human resources.

As well as competitive employee benefits, we want our employees to grow with us and build their careers within World Animal Protection and therefore encourage internal applications. We have a strong track record of offering existing staff promotions as well as secondments and position changes within the organisation.

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